Press Release

PARIS, JANUARY 31, 2020.

Questel acquires NRI Cyber Patent

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Questel announces the acquisition of NRI Cyber Patent, a Tokyo based company founded in 1998 by the Nomura Research Institute which specializes in SaaS solutions for Intellectual Property.


This is Questel’s third acquisition in Japan to advance its strategy of both reinforcing its Japanes presence and enriching its Intellectual Asset Management portfolio. “As icing on the cake, Cyber Patenthas the world’s most complete Japanese patent data” said Charles Besson, Questel CEO, “something that will enhance the quality of our international databases and business intelligence SaaS solutions.”


Takano Seiji, NRI Cyber Patent CEO, and his team will remain on board and join the Questel group. “Questel’s international data will substantially increase the value of our tools,” said Takano “and with Questel’s long-time presence in Japan and deep understanding and respect of our culture, we see a bright and successful future together.”

 

Questel is a true end-to-end intellectual property solutions provider to more than 5,000 clients and 1M users across 30 countries. We offer a comprehensive software suite for searching, analyzing and managing inventions and IP assets. Questel also provides services throughout the IP lifecycle, including prior art searches, patent drafting, international filing, translation, and renewals. These solutions, when combined with our IP cost management platform, deliver clients an average savings of 30-60% across the entire prosecution budget.

NRI Cyber Patent offers software for patent searching and analyzing, as well as a software for intellectual asset management. With offices in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya, its 60 employees serve more than 1000 customers throughout Japan.